Cable Bay Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2016

$38.00 $34.20

Aromas of red cherries, rose petal and sage integrate with underlying earthy tones . The site where this Pinot was grown is expressed wonderfully, especially on the palate; a delicate minerally texture has ensued from the riverstone built soils. The palate is vibrant and juicy with wonderful balance and a distinguished tannin structure. A gem from a fantastic vintage for the Awatere Valley. Game birds, pork terrine, cured meats. Enjoyable upon release and over the next 5-7 years.

4 STARS – Bob Campbell, July 2018

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Our carefully selected, estate owned site benefits from naturally terraced land, which leads down to the Awatere River. The region is blessed with low rainfall and low vigour soils, predominantly formed from alluvial gravel, which lend remarkable texture and minerality to the wines. The vines are also closely planted which results in lower yields of top quality fruit. The grapes were harvested early in the morning, and led straight into the winery. 100% of this blend underwent wild fermentation, with no additives; just pinot grapes. The wine was macerated on skins for one month before pressing and was aged partially in oak and partially in stainless steel. There was just a small amount of new oak used; 10%, which has allowed the delicate fruit characters to take centre stage.

WINEMAKER Chloe Parkinson

VARIETY 100% Pinot Noir


REGION Awatere Valley, Marlborough

VINEYARD Redwood Pass Road Vineyard



FERMENTATION/AGING 100% wild fermentation, aged in 10% new oak.

Additional information

Weight 100 kg


Cable Bay Vineyards



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